I bought this watch just over a month ago and though it was time to write a short review.

With a diameter of 42mm and thickness of ~13.5mm, the PAM01279 is a relatively small and wearable Panerai for most wrists and a great choice even for people with smaller wrists. My wrists are just over 7 inches and I’m used to wearing 44mm Panerais, but I have no problems pulling it off.

The thing that caught my attention with this watch is the materials used and the dark look. The case is made from DMLS (Direct Metal Laser Melting) titanium which essentially is a 3D printing technique based on the sintering of titanium powder with a high power density optical fiber laser, which gives the case a sandblasted finish.. The bezel is made of strengthened carbon fiber (Panerai calls it “carbotech”) and I love how the “blu notte”-sunburst dial plays off the dark matt case and black hands. Because of the lightweight materials, the watch only weighs 78 grams and is really light and extremely comfortable on the wrist. The watch also features an extra 12-hour GMT-hand for tracking an extra time zone, which you can hide behind the regular hour hand if you don’t want to keep the dial clean.

The P.9010 movement has been keeping fantastic time for me, averaging around +0.7 seconds per day. It is an automatic movement with 3 days power resrve, a full balance bridge, two barrels, a Glucydur balance wheel and Incabloc anti-shock device. The movement has a GMT-hand and a “jumping-hour”-function which means that the hour-hand can be adjusted without interfering with the minute- and GMT-hand.

Love it!